Intel Buys Video Technology, Patents From RealNetworks reports that the $120 million Intel will spend to buy RealNetworks’ video codec software and 190-plus patents will enable the company to grow the video capabilities of it chips.

In the deal announced Jan. 26, the giant chip maker said it will spend $120 million to buy RealNetworks’ next-generation video codec software as well as 190 patents and 170 patent applications, including what Intel calls RealNetworks’ “foundational streaming media patents.”


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